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Published: June 12, 2017 at 09:59 p.m.

Mind-blowing stats for the Top 100 Players of 2017: 30-21

The "Top 100 Players of 2017" continues. See the mind-blowing stats which prove why these guys are on the list.

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  • Prior to breaking his tibia in Week 13, Thomas had started 107 straight games since entering the NFL in 2010. In 2016, he recorded the fifth lowest reception percentage (48.6) among all safeties with 30+ targets. Thomas also tied for the second-most First-Team All Pro selections (3) among all defensive backs today. 10

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    No. 30: Earl Thomas, S, Seahawks

    Prior to breaking his tibia in Week 13, Thomas had started 107 straight games since entering the NFL in 2010. In 2016, he recorded the fifth lowest reception percentage (48.6) among all safeties with 30+ targets. Thomas also tied for the second-most First-Team All Pro selections (3) among all defensive backs today.

  • In 2016, Mike Evans caught a career-high 96 receptions for a total of 1,321 receiving yards -- putting him in the company of Odell Beckham Jr., A.J. Green, Randy Moss and John Jefferson as the only players to begin their careers with three straight 1,000-yard seasons. His volume of receiving yardage also accounts for 31.7 percent of the Buccaneers' receiving yards in 2016. 9

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    No. 29: Mike Evans, WR, Buccaneers

    In 2016, Mike Evans caught a career-high 96 receptions for a total of 1,321 receiving yards -- putting him in the company of Odell Beckham Jr., A.J. Green, Randy Moss and John Jefferson as the only players to begin their careers with three straight 1,000-yard seasons. His volume of receiving yardage also accounts for 31.7 percent of the Buccaneers' receiving yards in 2016.

  • Landon Collins had a career season in 2016, leading all safeties in sacks (4.0) and passes defended (13, tied with Eric Weddle). Collins was the only player in the NFL with five interceptions and four sacks and became the first safety with 100+ tackles, five-plus interceptions, and four-plus sacks in a season since Rodney Harrison in 2000. 8

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    No. 28: Landon Collins, S, Giants

    Landon Collins had a career season in 2016, leading all safeties in sacks (4.0) and passes defended (13, tied with Eric Weddle). Collins was the only player in the NFL with five interceptions and four sacks and became the first safety with 100+ tackles, five-plus interceptions, and four-plus sacks in a season since Rodney Harrison in 2000.

  • LeSean McCoy ran for a total of 1,257 rushing yards clocking in his fifth career 1,000-yard season. He led the NFL in 2016 with 5.4 yards per carry and had seven 100-yard rushing games (tied for most with Ezekiel Elliott and Jordan Howard). 7

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    No. 27: LeSean McCoy, RB, Bills

    LeSean McCoy ran for a total of 1,257 rushing yards clocking in his fifth career 1,000-yard season. He led the NFL in 2016 with 5.4 yards per carry and had seven 100-yard rushing games (tied for most with Ezekiel Elliott and Jordan Howard).

  • With 85 receptions totaling 1,125 receiving yards, Travis Kelce led all tight ends in both of these categories while achieving his first 1,000-plus yard season. In 2016, Kelce also had six 100-yard receiving games, the second most in the NFL regardless of position. 6

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    No. 26: Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs

    With 85 receptions totaling 1,125 receiving yards, Travis Kelce led all tight ends in both of these categories while achieving his first 1,000-plus yard season. In 2016, Kelce also had six 100-yard receiving games, the second most in the NFL regardless of position.

  • Over his 10-year NFL career, Joe Thomas has never missed a game (160 straight starts). Thomas is the only lineman in NFL history to be selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his first 10 seasons -- the longest active streak in the NFL. 5

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    No. 25: Joe Thomas, T, Browns

    Over his 10-year NFL career, Joe Thomas has never missed a game (160 straight starts). Thomas is the only lineman in NFL history to be selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his first 10 seasons -- the longest active streak in the NFL.

  • With a career-high 4,219 passing yards in 2016, Russell Wilson became the only player in Seahawks history with a 4,000-yard passing season. Despite his yardage gained, Wilson had a career-low passer rating of 92.6. Even so, Wilson still has the second-highest passer rating in NFL history (99.6), second only to Aaron Rodgers (104.1). 4

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    No. 24: Russell Wilson, QB, Seahawks

    With a career-high 4,219 passing yards in 2016, Russell Wilson became the only player in Seahawks history with a 4,000-yard passing season. Despite his yardage gained, Wilson had a career-low passer rating of 92.6. Even so, Wilson still has the second-highest passer rating in NFL history (99.6), second only to Aaron Rodgers (104.1).

  • Despite missing eight games in 2016 due to back surgery, Rob Gronkowski has the most receiving touchdowns in the 
NFL (68) since entering the league in 2010. His 67.5 receiving yards per game (through eight games) is also ranked second among all tight ends. 3

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    No. 23: Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots

    Despite missing eight games in 2016 due to back surgery, Rob Gronkowski has the most receiving touchdowns in the NFL (68) since entering the league in 2010. His 67.5 receiving yards per game (through eight games) is also ranked second among all tight ends.

  • Ben Roethlisberger's 3,819 passing yards in 2016 continued his active streak of 11 consecutive 3,000 yard seasons. Roethlisberger is also one of 10 players in NFL history with 300-plus passing touchdowns and one of 14 quarterbacks in NFL history with 100-plus wins. 2

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    No. 22: Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers

    Ben Roethlisberger's 3,819 passing yards in 2016 continued his active streak of 11 consecutive 3,000 yard seasons. Roethlisberger is also one of 10 players in NFL history with 300-plus passing touchdowns and one of 14 quarterbacks in NFL history with 100-plus wins.

  • In 2016, Richard Sherman faced a career-high in defensive targets (88). Sherman held his opponents to a reception percentage of 50.0, the third lowest reception percentage among all players with 75+ targets. Sherman also had the most interceptions (30) and passes defended (92) among all players since entering the NFL in 2011. 1

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    No. 21: Richard Sherman, CB, Seahawks

    In 2016, Richard Sherman faced a career-high in defensive targets (88). Sherman held his opponents to a reception percentage of 50.0, the third lowest reception percentage among all players with 75+ targets. Sherman also had the most interceptions (30) and passes defended (92) among all players since entering the NFL in 2011.

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